Taiwan labor minister supports hike in minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Labor Minister Hsu Ming-chun (許銘春) said Thursday (July 11) she hoped the basic minimum wage would be hiked when the relevant committee meets for a decision on August 14. ...

Fighting for rights, Spain women aim for landmark tournament

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish women's national team is hoping a strong performance at the World Cup will give the sport a boost just at the moment that players are fighting for their rights as p...

Tsai Ing-wen: Taiwan’s fortune lies in the hands of its people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen published a Facebook message Tuesday afternoon, on the first day of the Lunar New Year, declaring Taiwan’s fortune lies in the hands of its pe...

French government scraps fuel tax hike after yellow-vest protests

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe had announced a six-month postponement of the tax on Tuesday but on Wednesday he and President Emmanuel Macron decided the tax would not be part of the 2019 budg...

Taiwan minimum wage bill calls for fines of up to NT$1 million for employers who violate law

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan’s Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced a national minimum wage draft bill, which makes provision for the introduction of a mechanism and economic indexes governing th...

Taiwan's monthly minimum wage to increase by 5% in 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The monthly minimum wage will officially be increased by 5 percent next year, while the hourly minimum wage will rise by 7.14 percent, announced Ministry of Labor yesterday (Se...

Taiwan's Central Bank advises govt. to increase minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A report from Taiwan’s Central Bank suggests that in comparison to international averages, and Taiwan’s current financial situation, that there is still room f...

Taiwan’s Cabinet mulling basic wage increase to solve low wage issue plaguing young people

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—In a bid to solve the low wage issue that has been plaguing Taiwan’s young workers, the country’s Cabinet is mulling a raise of the basic wage as well as the hou...

Minimum wage for full time work raised 5% to NT$21,009 a month

Taiwan’s minimum wage for full time work was raised from NT$20,008 a month to NT$21,009, a hike of 5 percent, effective from next year, and the basic hourly wage will go up from NT$120 to NT$126 from ...

Promise to raise basic wage can be realized for sure: candidate

Taipei, Jan. 4 (CNA) The running mate of Kuomintang (KMT) presidential candidate Eric Chu (???) reaffirmed on Monday Chu's promise to raise the minimum wage to NT$30,000 (US$907) per month over four y...

Foreign maids' pay not pegged to local basic wage: Labor minister

Taipei, Aug. 18 (CNA) As Taiwan and the main suppliers of foreign domestic helpers prepare to discuss a wage increase for such workers, Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen said Tuesday that their wages ar...

Basic wage hike discussions on hold: labor minister

Taipei, Aug. 12 (CNA) Minister of Labor Chen Hsiung-wen (???) said Wednesday that the Basic Wage Review Committee has decided not to raise the basic wage at this time but may discuss the issue agai...

Labor groups want higher minimum wage

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The monthly minimum wage should be hiked to at least NT$26,000 (US$811) to cover the rising cost of living, labor groups said Tuesday. The Ministry of Labor is scheduled to ho...

Minimum wage could rise in 2016: Labor Minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The basic minimum wage could rise further next year after a planned increase this summer, Labor Minister Chen Hsiung-wen said Wednesday. It was decided last year that the mini...

President visits temples, confident of good economy

Taipei, Feb. 19 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou visited Ci You Temple in Taipei Thursday, wishing the public a happy lunar new year and voicing confidence of a good economy in 2015. "We have strong ...